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Filip Senc-Samardzic from Toronto, Canada has announced his verbal commitment to Arizona State University for 2023-24.
“I’m so excited to announce my verbal commitment to Arizona State University where I will continue my athletic and academic career. I huge thank you to my coaches, family and friends who have supported me on my journey. Thanks again to coach Bowman and coach Behm for giving me this opportunity. It’s only the beginning! Forks up! 🔱😈”
A free/fly specialist, Senc-Samardzic represented Canada at the 2022 Junior Pan Pacific Championships. He finished fifth in the 100 fly (53.82) and sixth in the 100 free (51.04), then led off the 4×100 free relay in 50.78. He also swam in prelims of the 50 free, 200 free, and 200 IM. A month earlier, he won every event he competed in at the Ontario Summer Championships: 50/100/200 free, 100 back, 100 breast, 100 fly, and 200 IM.
Recently, he earned short course meters PBs in the 200 free (1:53.75) and 50 fly (24.45) at the Toronto stop of the FINA World Cup.
Senc-Samardzic will join the Sun Devils’ class of 2027 with Ilya Kharun (#3), Asher Havenhill, Caleb Stanley, Leo Kurucz, Leo Roden, Quinlan Gould, and Will Woodall. Arizona State has a deep bench in the 100 free/100 fly, led by sophomore Léon Marchand, who has already gone 42.53/45.68 this season. He’ll also overlap with Alex Colson, Owen McDonald, Jack Dolan, and Patrick Sammon.
Best LCM times (converted):
- 200 free – 1:53.53 (1:39.39)
- 100 free – 50.78 (44.30)
- 50 free – 23.88 (20.79)
- 100 fly – 53.82 (47.22)
- 200 IM – 2:07.52 (1:51.99)
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